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HB 459: CROP DUSTING TANKS AS ABOVE GROUND TANKS

An Act Relating To The Environment; Amending Sections Of Chapter 74 Nmsa 1978 To Exclude Tanks Used By Crop Dusting Or Crop Spraying Services From The Definition Of "above Ground Storage Tank".

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MILD HB 459
CROP DUSTING TANKS AS ABOVE GROUND TANKS

Legislative URL:
HB 459 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
No
Germane:
N/A
Location:
SCONC
Action:
[11] HAWC/HEENC-HAWC [23] DP/a-HEENC [28] DP [35] PASSED/H (46-15) [39] SCONC API.
Issue(s):

Companion Bills

Bills:
CROP DUSTING TANKS AS ABOVE GROUND TANKS

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Downloads:
Introduced
HAWC Committee Report
HEENC Committee Report
Final House Vote
Fiscal Impact Report

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Summary

This bill excludes tanks used by crop dusting or crop spraying services from the definition of “above ground storage tank” subject to the provisions of the Hazardous Waste Act and the Ground Water Protection Act.

 

On February 25th the House Agriculture, Water & Wildlife Committee amended HB 459 to provide that the bill’s exclusion from the definition of “above ground storage tank” is limited to fuel storage tanks used solely by crop dusting or crop spraying services.

 

A possible concern regarding this bill is the potential for contamination of land and water by spills from fuel storage tanks used by crop dusting or spraying services due to the elimination of controls otherwise imposed by the Hazardous Waste and Ground Water Protection Acts.

 

Note: As introduced, HB 459 and SB 631 were companion bills.